Ratko Delorko

Pianist - Composer of the Fantastic Realism - Educator

I, Ratko Delorko, discovered the piano as my favourite toy at the tender age of three. It took me three years more to discover the piano as a creative tool for writing my youthful compositions.


My professional background - my formative years - were shaped by studying piano, composition and conducting in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich.


I have had the privilege to perform in such varied venues as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Gasteig in Munich, the Philharmonie in Essen, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Glocke in Bremen, London St. Martin in the Fields, Paleau de la Musica in Valencia, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Cairo Opera House and others.





In my beloved programme entitled 'The History of the Piano' I play compositions on 22 authentic instruments from different periods and narrate the development of the piano since its inception until the present day. To a lesser degree my musical inclinations also include performing jazz and rock music.


Music for Solo Piano, Piano Duet, Chamber Music, Electronic Music, Opera and Ballet are fields where my primary efforts are concentrated as a composer.


Currently, I lecture at the Frankfurt Music University. Former lecturer at the Mozarteum Salzburg. In the past I have conducted master classes and served as guest professor in Malaysia, Russia, Croatia, Italy, the US, Vietnam and China and continue to do so to the present day.


My book on the piano has been published by "Staccato-Verlag", Germany. My new book "The Nuts and Bolts of Online Piano Teaching" has been released recently by "Zeitklang". 

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Long Distance Lessons

Ratko Delorko | Online Piano Academy

Since 2008, Ratko Delorko provided professional online piano instruction. These are referred to as long distance lessons ... more


Ratko Delorko | Compositions

Ratko Delorko performs various compositions such as "Ice Palace" or the grotesque "Penguinesque"  -Tracks and Insights of the Penguin ...  more


Ratko Delorko | Programs

A colourful potpourri of classical, romantic and contemporary programs, Gershwin,  history of the piano  and ... more


Ratko Delorko | Publications

Books that  bring together the cumulative knowledge of a pianist who is not solely concerned with piano playing.   more


Ratko Delorko | Recordings

Take a journey through classical, romantic and contemporary recordings: from Brahms, Beethoven, Händel, Liszt to Gershwin. Enjoy!   more

Coachings & Lectures

Ratko Delorko | Coaching, Lectures, Masterclasses

Professional support and insights: Coaching for diploma and competition, master classes or lectures on the history of the piano. more

UK and International Bookings:

Piha International Entertainment


Phone: +44 (0) 333 123 1976 

Booking Europe:

Barbara - Agent for Artists

+49 172 201 2001



Booking Scandinavia:

Scandinavian Artist Service

Sigrid Auberg



Booking Asia:

Sky-Culture, Rebecca Yang



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